Next Meeting

The Next Meeting
of the
Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club
will be on 
February 8th at 7:00 p.m.
at the 
Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross
2912 S 80th Ave 
(near 84th and Center) 

Program This Month

Full Draw Antenna Hanging

   

Winter Field Day

   

It’s happened or will happen to every amateur radio operator who’s been involved in public service or emergency communications for a while: you get to the drill or event site and your radio isn’t programmed correctly.  You find out the repeater you’ll be using has a CTCSS tone to access it now, or you have the wrong offset, or you don’t even have that frequency in your radio.   NOW WHAT???

With new feature rich radios many of us do not know how to program a radio without a laptop and programming cable, but in the field you may not always have access to those things.    To help use be better able to communicate in those situations,  SATERN will be hosting a “Hand Held Front Panel Programming” class.    – You do not have to be registered with ARES or SATERN to attend.

The class will be held Saturday, February 9th at 1:00 pm at the Salvation Army EDS building at 10629 Burt Circle in Omaha.    So that we are better prepared to assist you, you will need to bring your HT with a fully charged battery and the radio’s manual.    We also ask that you register at this link and let us know that you will be coming :

https://tinyurl.com/y9he2etc

DO NOT BRING THE PROGRAMMING CABLE OR SOFTWARE!  We will not be assisting with computer programming of the radio.

We will go over

  • setting frequencies
  • setting repeater offset and direction
  • setting squelch tones
  • writing to a memory
  • selecting a memory
  • locking and unlocking the radio
  • adjusting volume and squelch

Because of special requirements for P25, DMR, D-Star, Fusion and other digital modes, we will only be covering standard analog FM programming for your radios for this session.

   

The AARC in Action  

   

Upcoming Events  

Feb
18

02.18.2019 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Feb
20

02.20.2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Feb
21

02.21.2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Feb
25

02.25.2019 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Feb
26

02.26.2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Feb
27

02.27.2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Feb
28

02.28.2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

   

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